Obituary to our Prof M Anandakrishnan

Munirathna Anandakrishnan (Tamil: மு. அனந்தகிருஷ்ணன்; 12 July 1928 – 29 May 2021)

Read the eBook “Memorable Footprints of an educator” here and watch documentary video on his life history here. The world has lost our beloved Prof M Anandakrishnan (திரு மு. ஆனந்தக் கிருஷ்ணன் ), Padma Shri awardee, heaven has gained one more blessed soul. I am speechless on hearing the news. Yet, I feel I must write these few lines for my own closure. My interactions with “Prof” (as we called him affectionately) has been limited, but every meeting with him had a lasting impact on me. Each interaction was a lesson…

Vaccination Camp in my Alma mater

Today morning, my alma mater Shrine Vailankanni Senior Secondary School, T.Nagar, Chennai had organized a #Covid19 vaccination camp for people aged eighteen and above, in association with Rotary Club of Madras and Greater Chennai Corporation. I had taken my son, niece, and nephew for vaccination. It was organized conveniently and safely. The school management was visibly seen taking care and efforts to ensure all were double-masked, the area well sanitized and only the pre-registered were allowed inside the premises. The waiting area was a huge open ground, cool breeze blowing…

Got my final dose of COVID-19 vaccination

I got my second dose of #COVAXIN two days ago, on Thursday at Radhatri Nethralaya in T.Nagar, Chennai – a specialised eye hospital. The whole experience of making the appointment, to the visit and getting administered was handled smoothly. Since they are administering only on prior booking, the wait time was less. The chief nurse Ms Sakthi Priya was friendly, and she took safe care of my 80-year-old mom, making her comfortable and then administering the vaccines. God bless Ms Sakthi, Mrs Brinda, and the entire team at Radhatri. Each…

Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2021

Zero wait time! For the last few weeks, the state of Tamil Nadu has been sizzling hot – in terms of the hot weather and the high decibel election campaigning by the two principal parties joined by three newer challengers. A few weeks back, here in this blog, I had quoted Mr Yuval Noah Harari from his book “21 Lessons for the 21st century” where he says “Referendums and elections are always about human feelings, not about human rationality… For better or worse, elections and referendums are not about what…

Career Opportunities in Artificial Intelligence during the pandemic

Last year in March 2020, I had presented on campus of SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Ramapuram, Chennai for their computer science students on Career Opportunities in Artificial Intelligence. This year around, they invited me again for the same topic (!) but for their MCA (Master of Computer Applications) students. Since a year has passed where the job market, the technology industry and the entire world has changed irreversibly due to the ongoing pandemic, I decided to rework the talk in entirety. Today in the online talk I was…